Enjoy tropical nature's bounty on Samoa
Many Samoan dishes are made in an umu, a traditional stone oven. Local cuisine also tends to be rich and creamy, as many of the dishes contain coconut milk, which provides a fresh, sweet flavour. Staples include bananas, coconut, taro, and plenty of seafood. It’s beach food at its best: stay on these islands and you’ll develop an appreciation for nature’s bounty.
Typical dishes include octopus, pork, or chicken baked in coconut cream, raw fish marinated in coconut cream and lemon juice, and banana cake. In the capital, Apia, you'll find cuisine from around the world. Kava, made from the roots of the plant piper methysticum, is the national drink, and there is a well-established brewery started by Germans, which makes the high-quality Valima beer.